Baker - O'Higgins Area

Baker - O'Higgins Area

Finally, the Baker - O'Higgins Zone is the southernmost of the territory, starting with the Baker River in the north, to the giant lake O'Higgins, gateway to South Ice Field. This area has had a cultural tradition associated to cattle ranching, with large estates in the Chacabuco Valley area and the current Cochrane, but also other settlements around forest exploitation, specifically the quoted Ciprés de las Guaitecas, in Caleta Tortel or Villa O'Higgins, as a way of making sovereignty in the last corner of this vast area. You can see a unique architecture cove made of footbridges and stairs, see huemules in the Tamango National Reserve, sail to the giant O'Higgins glacier, trek to get closer to Mount San Lorenzo, or take a photo where the mythical Carretera Austral ends.

Cross the Patagonian Andes toward iconic Mount Fitz Roy

There are still no roads through the last kilometers of the Aysén Region but that doesn't deter the true adventurers who hike across the border on foot from Candelario Mansilla to El Chaltén, (many with bikes in hand)! Accompanied by incredible views of majestic Mount Fitz Roy and the Desierto Lagoon, this 34 km hike is one of this part of Patagonia's greatest secrets.

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